NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenSky.com, the social network for shopping that empowers the world's best brands to sell socially on its platform and distributed across the Internet, announces today its first-ever #winterblowout event. Starting this morning, brands from across the country are offering exclusive pricing on apparel, accessories, health, beauty, food, kitchen items, home decor, and more using the OpenSky platform.
During the three-day celebration, participating businesses are offering products at discounts of 40-75% off, with most products shipping free. Brands are using the hashtag #winterblowout to spread the word about their sales within the OpenSky community and broadcasting on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
"We're thrilled so many brands use the OpenSky platform to get exposure and grow their businesses with the simplest and most effective selling platform on the Internet," said John Caplan, Founder and CEO of OpenSky. "And this exclusive sales event offers shoppers a huge selection of incredible products at the best value all in a trusted platform."
OpenSky is free to use for brands and shoppers. Shoppers "follow" brands, create a personal feed of their favorites, and receive content and sale notifications. The network effects of OpenSky help brands see a 13x lift in followers, and the average follower means $8 in revenue for each brand. Unlike any other social platform, OpenSky provides a free online and mobile storefront, universal shopping cart, a universal loyalty program, brand business analytics, and most importantly, the tools to interact with shoppers.
"OpenSky provides brands a modern and mobile-first marketplace and friction-free merchandising across all of their social channels -- Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and OpenSky. We've built a utility for brands to efficiently engage with fans and sell their products," said Caplan. "We're making commerce more instant, open, and connected."
"We try to harness social media on a daily basis to create a connection and build loyalty with customers," said Bill Kingston, owner of Crazy Dog T-shirts, a Rochester, NY-based brand participating in the OpenSky #winterblowout event. "What I love most about the OpenSky platform is how easily we can share, promote, and sell our products, and build connections with fellow members. This has helped our brand gain traction very quickly."
Over 4,000 new brands have joined OpenSky in the past 6 months, experiencing 20% month-over-month growth culminating in January 27th aggregate sales topping their Cyber Monday 2013 sales. Customers can shop these brands' #winterblowout sales on OpenSky's upgraded iOS and Android apps, with 1-cart checkout right from mobile.
Businesses participating in the #winterblowout sales event include:
Bnature, Sevani, Poppy, Maeday Sauces, Expo Facto, Bootights, Skinfinite, Joliesse Skin Care, AnthroSpaLogic, Hudiefly, Spa Life, BabyBox, S.I.C. Couture, AirBuds, FAGOR, Kelapo Coconut Oil, Cuffe Parade, Butchers Bunches Preserves, 4 All Humanity, Tego Audio & Power, LuLu's, Viva Time Corp, Wordologies, Adornments Boutique, Fridge Coaster, Moody Sisters, Jessie Girl Jewelry, Soho 1998, Leap of Faith Clothing, Small Things After All, Patron Design, Monkie Birdie, Ginger Chi, LashControl, Epinaux Miami, Latika Soap, Alchemy Shop, Hudiefly, KristinitLA, Karess Krafters, KNORK Flatware, Pure Impressions, Angel Face Botanicals, CrazyDogTshirts, YasuJutaro, Anson Design Company, She Dazzle, Project Dahlia, Teilla, LadyBagsSF, Buttermilk, Elise Hope, Arospa, Fashion Club USA, The Healing Tree, Pizzscotti, Samantha Mary Handbags, Zilverzoom, Wild Dill, Scents of Beauty, Soul Journey Jewelry, Domestic Goddess, OverstockArt, Shake N' Make, Shag, Hunny Bun, Sammy's Fabulous Jewelry, P.S. I Love Soap Co, Sea Pony Studo, Shoo Foo Bamboo Eco Linens, Greensations, Rapture, NecessaryAccessories, Taylors Pure and Natural, Amanda Rudey, 3D Luxe, High Street Soap, Esse Reusable Bags, Jill Marie, Booty Parlor, ScumSoaps, Briar Muse, Delightfully Unique, Iowish, Fianco a Fianco, PearlPerri, Dee Janssen GlassWorks, BLISS, Homespun Apothecary, Mimot Studio, Naiad Soap Arts, 30byThirtyNine, Robbert Matthew Fashion, Charmed Elements Jewelry, Gena Myint, Golden Earth, Raj, MINU Jewels, Chocomize, Cosmetiques Laudun, Proskins, Silverstone Originals, Burnetie, Roberta Chiarella, Shilpa Rathi, Pink and White Design, Zia Pia Imports, PaperScissorsRock, Stainless Cups, OwlyKattDesigns, Stansberry, VinsterFashion, Justbella's, Liane Fried Studio, RockHill Designs, Zoe and Piper, SolarMade, Sarah's Essence Aromatherapy, South Shore Art, and many more!
To join OpenSky and shop the #winterblowout sales event, visit: http://www.opensky.com/feed/hashtag/winterblowout
If you're a brand, start selling on OpenSky today. Join at: http://www.opensky.com/merchant
OpenSky is the social network for shopping where people discover, share, and buy unique products from the world's best brands. The open platform empowers brands to connect and sell to consumers with a free online and mobile storefront, universal shopping cart, a universal loyalty program, and brand business analytics.